National Committee

On 12 and 13 May the Socialist Party’s national committee (NC) met for the first time since being elected at the party’s 2012 congress in March.

Discussions included Britain and Europe after the elections, and building the Socialist Party.

The executive committee, the body that oversees the day-to-day work of the party, was elected.

Price of the Socialist

The meeting agreed that due to increased costs, especially in postage, the standard Direct Debit subscription rate for the Socialist would increase to £4 a month from July. The cover price will be £1 from the next issue.

With a growing rejection of austerity and new opportunities opening up for selling the Socialist, the needed price increase will be combined with stepping up campaigning to increase the paper’s readership.

Socialist Party branches should ask for a report from a local NC member.

A more detailed email has been circulated to branch secretaries.